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Though Michael Phelps' last big, gold-medal win feels pretty recent, the Beijing Olympic Games were actually a long, long time ago. Back in '08, "I Kissed A Girl" was the hottest song in the country, George W. Bush was president, and no one had ever heard of an iPad.
Seems crazy when you think that way, but you know what's an even bigger difference this time around? Every athlete has the access to update the entire world on what's going on behind the Olympics' closed doors.